Category Archives: For teachers

Posts that are of interest to teachers who are looking at the scenarios and maybe using them in their teaching.

Edukata, The Innovative Learning Activity Design Toolkit

The culmination of three years of work by the design team in Aalto is here: Edukata, the innovative learning activity design toolkit. There is an abundance of inspiring scenarios about innovative schools and groundbreaking educational practices. However, practices that work … Continue reading

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Winter School schedule

Here’s the preliminary Winter School schedule. Some things may change as reality meets plan, but that’s only to be expected. TUESDAY 12.03.2013 13.00 ONWARDS Arrival to Oulu 18.00 ONWARDS Meet and Greet at the hotel bar 18.30 – 19:30 Guided walking … Continue reading

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Focus Group session at Media Lab

Our first cycle 4 Focus Group sessions was arranged in Helsinki last Tuesday. Two teachers from Oulu joined us to discuss and comment on three iTEC prototypes:  TeamUp, ReFlex and a  teacher feedback tool concept. TeamUp is already a functioning … Continue reading

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ReFlex design session

We are working on getting ReFlex ready for iTEC cycle 4. ReFlex is a new media tool for individual student reflection. Following the TeamUp design metaphor, students can record one-minute audio updates about what they learned. At the end of … Continue reading

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Cycle 3 PD Analysis Started

The cycle 3 PD analysis stated. So far, we received summaries of PD workshops from 9 countries. Along with the scenario narratives, we printed the summaries and attached them to the usual wall for careful analysis. From briefly reading through … Continue reading

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From Sessions to Tiny

The prototype tool to support international, ad-hoc and serendipitous classroom collaboration moving forward. We call the prototype Tiny, because students can send, search, read, favorite and comment “tiny status messages” about school projects. No additional log-in will be required, and everyone … Continue reading

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Cycle 2 Pilots

The Learning Stories and Packages of Learning Activities for the iTEC cycle 2 pilots have been delivered to the National Coordinators. This time, we offered the teachers two Packages of Learning Activities, from which they can choose to perform one. Along … Continue reading

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Sessions paper prototype

Sessions, is a concept of a tool to support international, ad-hoc and serendipitous classroom collaboration. Based on the Focus Group sessions with teachers and students in the U.K., Italy and Austria, the concept was re-designed to better complement and support … Continue reading

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A more fun iTEC?

Don’t get me wrong, so far iTEC has been fun alright, but with a few organizational changes around the corner, there is room for suggesting more enjoyable ways of communicating and participating with teachers and students, spreading the word about … Continue reading

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Cycle 3 Scenarios are online

Take a look at the cycle 3 scenarios that were published to the iTEC WP3 wiki today. All iTEC partners are encouraged to perform participatory design sessions with 2-3 scenarios of their choice. We will send the participating iTEC partners … Continue reading

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